Training Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings: We meet at 7pm at the Belgrave Hall and start running at 7:15.
After a few announcements. Although there are different ability groups, you should be able to comfortably complete the social run without stopping before attending weekday sessions. These sessions are structured and include hill, speed and fartlek sessions. During the Winter evenings we run on the road, rather than on the Common, so please wear high visibility clothing. For distances see list at the bottom of this page.

Saturday Morning Track Session: A coached session takes place at Wimbledon Park Track at 9.30am on Saturday mornings (ends at 11:45am). The Club pays an annual subscription to fund all Windmilers' track fees. Our UK Athletics coaches are also available here to assist you with training and planning your own sessions.

Sunday Morning: We meet at the Wimbledon Common Windmill, Windmill Road at 10.00am for our formally coached sessions. You have the option of taking part in our 3 Miles Social Run which has plenty of stops for re-grouping with a qualified coach. Or if you prefer, you can take part in runs of 5-7 Miles with some stops. These either stay on the Common or may go into Richmond Park.

There is also a 9.00am run coached by Olwen which covers 11 miles on average unless marathon training and a 9.30am run for more experienced runners wishing to take part in longer distances from 11 miles upwards. There's generally a good ability range and always a few marathon runners. Please note this is not a formally coached or supervised session, but all new runners are very welcome to join in.

Fast Clifton/Lauriston 6x2
Int/Ave Clifton/Lauriston 4x2
PROtraining: Details under "Training"

Fast Thornton/Hillside 2x 6 hills
Int/Ave Thornton/Hillside 2x 4-5 hills

Cooper Test
(12 min threshold run x 2)

Fast Fartlek on the Roads 7 miles
Int/Ave Fartlek on the Roads 4-5 miles
PROtraining: more under "Training"

Darkness Dash/Night Run, 3 miles +

600m x 6 - (200m recovery)
300m x 6 (100m recovery)

Fast Parkside Gardens 12 mins x2
Int/Ave Parkside Gardens 12 mins x2
PROtrain 5k thru Marathon training plans

Fast 7 hills 7 miles
Int/Ave 7 three quarter hills 5 miles

(400m, 200m)x9
200m rec

Fast McKay-Dunstall-Wool 2x8
Int/Ave Hunter-Conway-Devas 2x8
PROtrain 5k thru Marathon training plans

Fast Cottenham Drive and Wool 8x2
Int/Ave Coombe Hill 6x2

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 laps
300m, 200m, 100m (1 min rec)

Fast: Lower Morden Lane 5 miles
Int/Ave: Lower Morden Lane 5 miles
PROtrain: 5k thru Marathon training plans

Fast Lower Morden Lane 5 miles
Int/Ave Lower Morden Lane 5 miles
PROtrain 5k thru Marathon training plans

Int/Ave: Fartlek, 5-7 miles
:

Fast Fartlek 4-5 miles
Int/Ave Fartlek 5-7 miles

2000m x3
1000m x 1200m rec

2000m x3
1000m x 1200m rec

Fast: Clifton/Lauriston 6x2
Int/Ave: Clifton/Lauriston 4x2
PROtrain: 5k thru Marathon training plans

Fast Clifton/Lauriston 6x2
Int/Ave Clifton/Lauriston 4x2
PROtrain 5k thru Marathon training plans

Int/Ave: Denmark/Spencer Loop, 12 mins x2
:

Fast Denmark/Spencer Loop 12 mins x2
Int/Ave Denmark/Spencer Loop 12 mins x2

10x400m
change of pace

10x400m
change of pace